Kid Rock comes to White House as Trump signs royalty bill


With the president's signature today, the Music Modernization Act is officially the law of the land.

President Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he signed legislation overhauling the way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated.

A variety of musicians were in attendance for the signing of the bill, including Kid Rock, Sam Moore, Mike Love and Steely Dan's Jeff Baxter.

The 2018 Music Modernization Act (MMA), which was passed by U.S. Senators last month (Sep18), has always been campaigned for by musicians and industry figures and reforms music licensing to allow songwriters and artists to allow songwriters to receive payments for pre-1972 recordings and increases their earnings from streaming services.

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The Act was signed at a White House ceremony here on Thursday. We build factories here in America to create jobs. "They were treated very unfairly".

More news regarding the bill can be read over on The Rolling Stone website (here). "They're not going to be treated unfairly anymore". Passage of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was a hard-fought process that hinged on tremendous collaboration and unprecedented support among diverse stakeholders who ultimately united to safeguard the future of music. "While BMI will keep advocating to protect the livelihood of music creators in the digital age, we thank Congress and the President for taking this important step in implementing the most meaningful music licensing reform in decades".

"Certain entertainers have been taken advantage of, but no longer, because of Trump, can you believe it?"